“The story missed a beat. It was sad. It never knew it could create such utter truth from such utter fantasy.”
These stories of D. F. Lewis are deeply rooted in both horror and dreams, yet told in a way that maybe comes closest to ‘outsider art’. These works are dreamlike in a true sense of the term, capturing that feeling of portentous yet seemingly random shifts in narrative, state and environment with complete ease. The results are both subtly unnerving in ways few horror stories manage and also demonstrate the author’s unique writing style.
This collection includes an expanded version of the title story plus four smaller pieces.
D. F. Lewis (born 1948) is an English author who has had approximately 1,500 short fictions published in print from 1986 to 2000, some in hard-to-find outlets, others in literary journals such as Stand, Iron, Orbis, Panurge and London Magazine. Others have appeared in anthologies. From 2001 until 2010, he has been editor and publisher of the Nemonymous "megazanthus" of short fiction. In 2008, he was the first exponent of Real-Time Reviewing of books.
D. F. Lewis received the British Fantasy Society Karl Edward Wagner Award in 1998.
D. F. Lewis. Wikipedia.